Friends and neighbors all agree that Melissa and Scott Williams' home is hands down one of the most stylish in the Hollywood Riviera. It's easy to understand why since Scott is a general contractor and Melissa, well, she was just born with the design gene. The Torrance, California ranch house they call home is actually the same house where Scott grew up. When Scott's father was ready to retire and relocate, Scott couldn't think of a better place to live. So a few years back he purchased his childhood home and began planning a remodel. Treading gently, the Williams updated the facade and interiors with deft hands and keen eyes. Changes started at the entrance, where sidelights were added to the old front door which was transformed via Scott's carpentry skills into a dutch door painted glossy black. dutch door front entrance Once inside, the house has a traditional yet beachy vibe with a color palette of white, cream, sand, sea foam, chocolate brown and s
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Can you see the quality of light in our newer, cleaner air? If you have a pulse, most likely you can. After nine weeks of quarantine, millions fewer cars and airplanes traversing roads and skies, it's visible to the naked eye and a reminder that, somehow, we need to change the way we do life. The eucalyptus tree in the photo below, I've walked past probably 200 times over the course of 20 years but yesterday it stopped me dead. Excuse the wonky, crane-necked angle and please consider the crispness of its trunk, leaves, and well, its overall expression. It's literally flowing in space begging us to keep it up. And what happened to May-Gray? We should be knee-deep into it by now. Have you noticed? It went into hiding. I'm no meteorologist but maybe there is a connection.